Advanced Daisenryaku Deutsch Dengeki Sakusen (Revision 1)
Daisenryaku (大戦略 Great Strategy) is a long-running series of strategy games by SystemSoft and SystemSoft Alpha in Japan. SystemSoft Alpha performs development for all console Daisenryaku games while the parent SystemSoft writes Windows and Macintosh editions.
Identifier sg_Advanced_Daisenryaku_Deutsch_Dengeki_Sakusen_Rev_1_1991_Sega_SystemSoft_JP_en-jaMediatype softwareScanner Internet Archive Python library 0.5.2Publicdate 2014-05-06 02:56:45Addeddate 2014-05-06 02:56:45Emulator_ext binEmulator genesisCreator Sega/SystemSoftDate 1991Year 1991Backup_location ia905807_15Language English
Advanced Daisenryaku is a Mega Drive war game. Partial English language translations as well as a Chinese language translation can be found on the Internet. The game takes place during World War II, and the player can either play as Nazi Germany, its allies or its opponents. There are lots of tanks, artillery, infantry, cavalry, and air force units to use and they can be upgraded once the maximum experience points of 255 are obtained. In addition to a campaign mode, there is also a scenario mode for single missions. Combat involves capturing cities with infantry and attacking with all other units on the battle field. This is to prevent them from supporting their own infantry that can and will occupy the player's vacant cities. Cities are not captured wholesale but rather piece by piece as infantry embark on unoccupied hexes and proceed to occupy one sector of a given city at a time until the city turns into their color.
However, units need ammunition and gasoline. If gasoline runs out, then the units cannot be moved again until they are resupplied. Due to an unintended glitch, infantry units use gas instead of food to move. If ammunition runs out, then they must return to a friendly urban hex for resupplying. The game's advanced engine allows an individual nation to be controlled (for example, one could choose to play as Belgium and not the entire Allied Forces). This helps the player focus on defending his own country instead of having to defend up to 4 countries at once. The Americans show up late game with their impressive firepower. However, like in real history, the Russians are the closest Allied forces to Berlin and will most likely capture the entire city before the Anglo-American forces can access Berlin proper.
Multiplayer action can be found by accessing the special modem that was sold for the Sega Mega Drive. In addition to the historic campaigns, there are also extra maps designed for multiplayer action. Since the Sega Mega Drive is a device that was manufactured prior to the invention of broadband Internet in Japan, the multiplayer mode can work on dial-up Internet only. For example, a map that has Ireland divided between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union requires both players to have patience and skillful use of supply units.